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10 Ways To Organize Your Home Office

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Whatever your purpose for designing it, you should always consider how to organize your home office. Whether it’s used for an occasional telecommute, a space to write your acclaimed novel or a setting for launching your own business, you owe it to yourself to design something better than an old metal desk. Combined with a kitchen chair shoved in the corner of a room.

Home offices should reflect the comfort and design of the rest of your home. It should be a place that you are motivated to spend time in. Producing a practical, pleasant but charming space should remain your goal. Here are ten tips to help you organize your home office.

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Organize your home office

Below we have gathered for you some great ways to keep your home office organized. As a space that requires your full attention, you should always keep it cool, nice and clean! But how can you do so if you don’t know where to start? Check the ideas below to find out.

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Location is the key

As you are likely to spend hours in your office, don’t be shy about allowing yourself enough space. A desk in a windowless closet is going to cut it. If possible you should designate a space that is free from distractions.

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Choose function over form

Your office furniture should serve you if at all possible. Consider the function of the office, its workflow, what items will you need at your fingertips and what items can be tucked away.

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Buy a great office chair

Depending on your needs, you could be investing hours sitting in your office chair. A comfortable, ergonomically designed chairs are worth every dollar you spend

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Always include the colors you enjoy

Everyone enjoys a preferred color of colors. Find out which colors get your creative juices flowing and don’t be afraid to splash them all over your office, either on the walls or in the decorations.

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Give yourself a view

If you can position your chair to stare at something other than a dull wall, then do so. Including a window that offers both a view and lots of natural light is perfect. If this is not an option, select a large picture that offers a stunning view for the wall your desk will be facing.

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Make it comfortable

Unless a contemporary look is your goal, include some extras that make the space feel comfortable. Choosing the right waste basket, sticky notes, notepads, pencil holders and even mugs can make a huge difference to the overall feel of an office. Hanging some inspirational quotes on the wall works for many people

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Think horizontally as well as vertically

As many home office as small, utilizing all the space of offer is important. Floating shelving will allow you to free up space on your desk. Vertical shelving is useful for the items you will use regularly. Depending on your organisational style, cube storage units can be a great alternative or traditional bookshelves.

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Conceal the wires

There are few things more disagreeable in an office than wires running every direction. Placing your equipment closee to outlets and researching some other options for keeping wires tidy, such as cord winders help to keep unruly wires in check.

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Get the lighting right

Office lighting is essential, as it helps reduce eye strain and headaches. Desk lamps help for task lighting. Computer screens shouldn’t reflect either natural or internal lighting.

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Keep yourself motivated

Most people create a home office for a specific purpose, you are doing so with a goal in mind. If this is to create a college fund for your kids, keeping a photo of them on the desk helps. Any reminders of why you are in the office will help keep you focused an productive while you are there.

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Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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